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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 09 May 2014, 2:43 pm

... finally getting started on this build .................. chassis has been assembled and has first paint on ...........





... careful sanding with a Dremel on low speed will remove the unsightly seam on the slicks ............





.... some of the engine sub-assemblies ready for paint ....... seam filled on oil pan ............ headers de-chromed and ready for flat black paint ....

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 09 May 2014, 6:04 pm

Looking good. Those 1/16th scale slicks can be a bear to rough up. They are like wrinkle walls.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sat 10 May 2014, 1:58 am

Good progress by all. Wiring, when possible, adds a lot and the use of P.E. seatbelt harnesses is a huge improvement. Thanx for the time and skill!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 11 May 2014, 10:32 pm

Wasn't able to accomplish much this weekend, what with all the Mother's Day celebrations going on .............. but I was able to accomplish a few items

Got the major engine pieces painted and some of the assembly started



The vent hole on the back of the intake manifold had to be enlarged to house the magneto ......... the kit instructions tell you to install the mag at the right front of the block ............ that's correct for a stage II 426 ........... however, this car was powered by a stage I 392, thus the change



The blower is topped by a resin 4-port Hilborn injector





I have scratch built a custom chrome injector scoop to match the unit used on this car







The front wheels have been assembled (and the red hue is caused by the reflection of our red patio umbrella over the patio table)



the resin chute has been sanded and painted, as this car had a totally different chute from the one in the California Charger kit



and the headers have been sanded and painted flat black

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Sun 11 May 2014, 11:16 pm

Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 1:07 am

Everything is looking good for all working on this community build.
 
Here is the progress on my California Charger. This shows the brass roll hoop that has been grafted into the frame. The joints have now been blended with body filler, and it should be ready for primer tomorrow.
 

 
The front axle is assembled and ready for gloss black prior to Alcad chrome. The steering has been modified to use stainless tube for the shafts. The same stainless tubing was used for all the radius rods and tie rod, along with RB Motion rod ends and brass bolts. The engine mockup in the back has the aluminum magneto on, and am working on the scratch built fuel plumbing to the injectors above and below the blower. All the body panels are ready for primer. It is just about time for massive airbrushing!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 11:36 am

I'm catching up.
You guys are getting some nice stuff done !   
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 5:11 pm

Pete looking at the engine I see the kit scattershield. I thought you were turning one on the lathe. Did that program get changed?
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 7:12 pm

Buck, the kit clutch housing is just for the mockup, as it has the locating pins on it. The turned one is done, and I have still not decided which one to use. I have found some bolts to use for the mounting, so I am leaning towards the aluminum one. I think it looks pretty good just the natural turned aluminum finish. I am going to hit the kit one with polished aluminum Alcad and then decide.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 10:33 pm

Pete....what size stainless tubing did you use??    

Nice updates everyone.....but

AARRGGHH....this is the third attempt at a paint job.  The other two had cat hair in them....so does this one...it's like the hairs are attracted to it.  This one is in the very front of the hood on the right side.   I'm going to use the micro pads I have and see if I can polish/sand it out.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 10:57 pm

I find lifting the end of the hair with a new scalpel blade, then lifting it out the paint with tweezers a good solution.
After this you'll end up with a little rut in the paint where the hair was and this can be polished out with any proprietary rubbing compound.

That's a nice solid good looking blue by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 11:17 pm

Alas...the hair is in the paint which has already hardened too much. I learned early on to NOT touch my paint jobs until they are flashed off. I've messed up to many with pre-mature fiddling.....lol

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Mon 12 May 2014, 11:29 pm

Here kitty, kitty, kitty!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Wed 14 May 2014, 10:38 am

Sadly we don't have any cats left anymore, but their hairs still appear in very odd places.
...and thankfully not in my latest paintwork.
My two stockers are now painted, lacquered and hair free, so I decided to apply the chrome foil last night
and it was 1.30 am before I finished with foil that kept breaking and wouldn't stick at times.
It looked fine until this morning, when I found I had missed bits - so new foil will be ordered today.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Wed 14 May 2014, 11:50 am

Beautiful paint and foil work! Good luck with the rest!
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Wed 14 May 2014, 5:07 pm

Both look great. Gonna be a nice drag strip diorama when you get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 15 May 2014, 3:06 am

Everyone's doing such great work here, I feel way behind already.  But good news came today and I'm very pleased.  The Holley carburetors I ordered from FAB Resinworks arrived and they're fabulous.  

A single order consists of 2 750cfm and 2 650cfm carbs.  What they call 650's I believe are actually the older 600cfm side pivot float type carbs.




Now I can continue on with the engine build.  I have to have the engine built to fit in the chassis so I can plan the dimensions and cuts for the tunnel ram style hood scoop.  

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 15 May 2014, 1:15 pm

Resin body parts sanded and cleaned up ............ test fit on chassis ............. note the lower nose piece is styrene piece from the kit





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 15 May 2014, 3:47 pm

Mike, those are some great looking carbs and they do look right for the cfm's listed    

John, body panels look like they fit good and going to be easy to finish   


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 15 May 2014, 5:33 pm

The fit on those resin pieces isn't to bad at all. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 15 May 2014, 6:33 pm

i'm still liking what i'm seeing on here.

all i've seemed to be doing is filling and sanding to get the rear of the bug shell shaped and smooth


oh and i made a petrol tank as well, very 70's eh!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Thu 15 May 2014, 11:23 pm

Lookin good Colin   
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 16 May 2014, 12:06 am

Ron.... the paint on the Bonnie looks super smooth and the BMF looks great too. Well done.

Mike... those carbs look terrific. Are they Dominators?

John... that body is looking good.

Colin... do ya love filling and sanding?? LOL. Keep at it. Tank looks period correct to me.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #4 60's-70's era drag subject   Fri 16 May 2014, 4:15 am

Al, these carbs are 600 and 750 cfm Holley's - older technology. The dominators are the ones that look like they have 4 great big equal sized circles for throats - they were rated about 1250cfm.
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